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Ready Mix Concrete

 

We supply and deliver reliable ready mix concrete to you at your DIY or commercial project site across the South of England and South Wales. When ordering ready mix concrete from Wright Minimix, you can rest assured that we will get concrete to you in a fast and efficient manner.  Where possible, we also offer the same day concrete delivery service, as we appreciate that your projects rely on a fast dispatch of concrete.

For fast and efficient delivery of ready mix concrete, don't hesitate to contact us today on 0117 958 2090. We can also offer concrete pumping services to make your job even easier!

Ready mix concrete made to your specifications

 

As a leading ready mix concrete company, understand that not all specifications of ready mix concrete are the same and all the concrete mixes we supply are manufactured to your own bespoke specifications. Whether you already know exactly what you need or have used our handy concrete volume calculator to calculate how much ready mix concrete you require, our concrete specialists are on hand to guide you through the process.

We supply ready mix concrete and liquid screed to suit all uses and applications. Don't hesitate to get in touch with our concreting experts today to discuss your requirements on 0117 958 2090.

Types of ready mix concrete

 

No matter what project you are working on, we will have the right type of ready mix concrete for you. We can provide prescribed mixes, designated mixes and standardised prescribed concrete mixes, all to British Standards (BS8500-2).

We offer a full guarantee on all our mixes of ready mix concrete with the aim to save you money (as you will only pay for what you actually need) whilst providing you with the very best quality ready mix concrete for your building needs.

You can guarantee great value and quality when sourcing your ready mix concrete from us. Don't hesitate to contact us today for more information on 0117 958 2090

What can you use your ready mix concrete for?

 

Our pre-mixed concrete can be used for a multitude of purposes, this can include: house building, home extensions, conservatories, basement conversions, paths and pathing, drainage and fencing, external paving and walkways as well as industrial and agricultural applications.

Wright MiniMix - Ready Mix Concrete

Wright MiniMix - Ready Mix Concrete

Benefits of ready mix concrete

 

Ready mix concrete (also known as RMC) is essentially concrete that is specifically made for delivery from a central plant. Each individual batch of ready-made concrete is completely bespoke and is custom-made based on the clients’ requirements. 

There are several benefits of utilising ready-mix concrete and these include:

Using ready mix concrete significantly reduces costs as it curtails material consumption and storage costs too. It also eliminates the need to have a labourer on site to mix the cement on site too.

All batches of ready mix concrete are accurately measured, therefore there is no wastage which is also beneficial for reducing expenses.

Using ready mix concrete also reduces the need for onsite storage which is more cost effective and is also is more convenient too.

You can feel confident that you will receive a high-quality concrete product by using ready mix concrete.  The quality of RMC is always maintained as you are working to specific requirements.

You may be surprised to know that ready mix concrete is very eco-friendly! If we consider that the core ingredients of concrete are cement, water and aggregate, that is in abundant supply and don’t have a greater impact on the environment (whilst being extracted) 

As the batches of ready mix concrete are all custom made, there is little or no wastage and any surplus materials can be easily reclaimed and refurbished back to their natural condition with leftover ready mix concrete being readily reused or recycled.

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4 Tips for preparing for a concrete floor
04th December 2019

Before you receive your order of bespoke ready-mixed concrete from one of the South's leading suppliers, there are a number of thing you need to do to prepare in order to ensure your concrete flooring installation is as smooth and hassle free as possible.

Prepare the ground 

If it’s not poured over a solid base, concrete can crack and crumble, no matter the size of the area. So, in order to ensure the strongest, level concrete surface, you’ll need to prepare the ground first. This involves digging down to the required depth; for foundations or floor slabs, remember to allow enough depth for the subbase, damp-proof membrane and the concrete. Before you begin, ensure all stones, plants and other debris is cleared from the area. 

Lay a subbase and damp-proof membrane 

Once you’ve excavated the site of the pour to the required depth, you’ll need to lay the subbase. It’s important to understand what your concrete will be used for, as the thicker the subbase the heavier the load the concrete will be able to support. If appropriate, you’ll also need to install a damp-proof membrane as this helps protect from rising damp and stops the fresh concrete from drying out too quickly. 

Build a frame to keep the concrete in place 

Next, you’ll need to build a frame in to which you will pour the concrete, so it holds its shape while it sets. The frame is typically made from 25mm thick timber planks that are well supported so they don’t move or fall down while the concrete is poured. Remember, the frame will need to be as thick as the final concrete slab. 

Prepare for the concrete delivery 

The final step is to ready your site for the delivery of the pre-mixed concrete. This not only ensures a smooth transition from pump truck to the pour site but also helps speed up the process, so you reduce the risk of the ready-mixed concrete beginning to cure too early. Preparing the site includes clearing paths for easy access, laying planks or other support on slopes or uneven ground and making sure you have all the manpower and tools you need.


Wright Minimix is a leading supplier of ready-mixed concrete created to your projects’ specific requirements in the South. To learn more about preparing for a concrete pour or to arrange a delivery, please contact us today on 0117 958 2090

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How to install underfloor heating
06th November 2019

Why install underfloor heating?

Installing underfloor heating in your property offers a huge range of benefits. Not only can you walk around during winter without needing to don your fluffy slippers, it is also incredibly cost effective, energy efficient and helps you save space that would otherwise be occupied with radiators or other heating appliances.

Apart from its space-saving benefits, underfloor heating also distributes heat much more effectively throughout a room than other forms of heating, which only heat the air in the immediate vicinity. Installing underfloor heating for yourself can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. We walk you through the process of installing underfloor heating in your property.

Step 1: Preparation

Any type of renovation work requires preparation, and installing underfloor heating is no different. Here is the preparation work that you will need to do first:

  1. Pull up and remove any existing flooring
  2. Ensure that your subfloor is cleared of all debris. This will prevent any damage to the pipes when laid.
  3. In many cases, a damp proof membrane will need to be installed over the subfloor. If you are unsure, it is best to consult an underfloor heating expert like ourselves.
  4. (Wet underfloor heating systems only) A suitable location for the manifold must be chosen. This is the central control hub for your underfloor heating.

Step 2: Lay underfloor heating insulation

The thickness and type of insulation can vary, so we recommend that you consult an expert for advice regarding this step. The insulation layer will be sealed to the edges of the wall to ensure that no liquid screed penetrates through to the subfloor.

Step 3: Install the manifold (Wet underfloor heating systems only)

Before you start laying the pipes of your wet underfloor heating system, you should ensure that your manifold is installed in a suitable place, on a sturdy wall that can tolerate the weight of the unit and connected pipes. The manifold is the connected to the existing water supply.

If you are installing electric underfloor heating, you will require a qualified electrician to connect your underfloor heating to the mains.

Step 4: Lay pipe grips

Now that the foundation is in place, it is time to start laying the pipework. To ensure that your pipes remain fixed in position, you can use a variety of methods to achieve this, like pipe positioning panels or grip rails. Grip rails should be laid out at a 90° to the direction of the piping.

Step 5: Lay pipework

This step will be easier if you have already planned the layout of your pipe network in advance. If you do not have a design to work from, then piping should follow a snakelike pattern at 200mm intervals.

Remember, in a wet underfloor heating system, both ends of the pipework will need to connect back to the manifold.

Step 6: Installing liquid screed

Now that your pipework is ready and everything is properly connected, you can install the liquid screed over the top. Liquid screed is superior to other traditional screeds, as it is specially developed to ensure the best thermal conductivity.

At Wright Minimix, we have developed our own self-levelling Wrightflow liquid screed designed to dry within 48 hours. It also has a reduced risk of cracking and is quick to install whilst offering excellent durability and conductivity.

Step 7: Lay down your flooring

Once the liquid screed is fully cured, you can go about laying down your flooring of choice. Switch on your underfloor heating and relish the feeling of warmth underfoor!


At Wright Minimix, we are your one-stop-shop for all things concrete, including bespoke liquid screed. If you need assistance installing an underfloor heating system, our team are here to help. Get in touch today on 0117 958 2090 to discuss your requirements.

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10 little known facts about concrete
04th October 2019

Strong, resilient, enduring. Concrete is the most popular building material in the world, used to create anything from roads and buildings to sculptures and kitchen countertops. Discover more about this fascinating material with our 10 little known and unusual facts about concrete.

1) Reinforced concrete is resistant to water and fire – the only building material in the world to be impervious to both. 

2) The first road to be built using concrete was constructed in 1893 in Ohio, USA - concrete is actually the best material around for building roads due to its unrivalled durability. 

3) Concrete helped the UK defeat its enemies during the Second World War - concrete was used to build parabolic acoustic mirrors, more commonly known as listening ears, which reflect and focus sound waves. These huge structures were placed along the coast and were used to detect enemy aircrafts. 

4) Concrete is becoming more popular for use in homes -  including kitchen worksurfaces, smooth polished flooring and custom-made fireplaces. 

5) The earliest evidence of concrete structures dates back to around 6500BC - they can be found in Syria and Jordan. 

6) The tallest structure in the world is built from concrete - the Dubai skyscraper Burj Khalifa is a whopping 2,722 feet tall and used 330,000m³ of concrete to build. 

7) The UK’s largest concrete pump trucks are found at Wright Minimix, based in South England and South Wales - weighing in at 45 tonnes, the UK’s largest Axle 6 Section M60 & M62 Meter Carbon Fibre Boom Pumps, with on board K Tronic Stability control, is capable of delivering 180m³ of concrete an hour. 

8) Beijing’s new ‘starfish’ Daxing international airport is so big that China has poured more concrete every two years than America did in the entire 20th century. 

9) The iconic Brazilian statue ‘Christ the Redeemer’ was built using concrete and is perhaps one of the world’s best displays of concrete sculpture. 

10) Measuring 142 feet in diameter, the famous dome of the Pantheon in Rome is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete structure - it was built by the Romans in 125AD. 


If you’re in need of the perfect mix of this remarkable building material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Wright Minimix today. We supply and deliver quality ready mixed concrete straight to your site; no fuss, no waste. To learn more, contact the team today on 0117 958 2090 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions. 

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Why is Concrete Being Considered for Buildings on Mars?
05th September 2019

Scientists have identified concrete as being a suitable material for building shelter on other planets thanks to its strength and durability. 

Concrete plans for space exploration 

Since the first moon landing 50 years ago, leaps have been made in space exploration technology which will soon make it possible to send humans to Mars. However, space is a dangerous place and the astronauts who make the journey and their equipment will need a safe shelter when they get there to protect them from cosmic radiation and meteorites. Despite all the innovative, space-age technology available to them, scientists have, in fact, turned to one of the oldest building materials on Earth to solve this problem, concrete. 

Aleksandra Radlinska of Pennsylvania State University and the principal investigator explains, "on missions to the Moon and Mars, humans and equipment will need to be protected from extreme temperatures and radiation". She goes on to say that "concrete is very sturdy and provides better protection than many materials," which is why they are conducting this research. 

Difficultly finding the right mix of concrete

One of the main reasons for this is that concrete can theoretically be made using materials already available on the extra-terrestrial planet, saving a significant amount of money. Concrete is made from a specific blend of sand, gravel and rocks mixed together with water to form a liquid paste. When it sets, concrete forms a dense, solid mass that’s incredibly strong and hard wearing. Scientists believe that the process can be replicated in space, however, before we construct another Colosseum on Mars, there are questions about whether this process that works so well on Earth, will work just as well off planet. 

While our experts here at Wright Minimix have perfected the technique of mixing concrete on Earth, the scientists are experimenting with various materials such as cement powder, additives and the amount of water required in order to find a solution that will work on Mars. 


Back on Earth, or more specifically South England and South Wales, if you’re looking for quality ready mix concrete for your project, contact Wright Minimix today on 0117 958 2090 and we’ll be happy to discuss your needs. 

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